Nevion, a specialist in transporting media from the camera to the home, has announced that France Télévisions is using its VideoIPath media service and network management system to manage its nationwide IP contribution network. The French public broadcaster has more than 100 sites located around the country, which are all connected with links between 10 Mbits to more than 100 Mbits to enable real-time contribution. Nevion’s French partner, Euplink, handled the sale and installation.
France Televisions sets up close to 50,000 ad-hoc connections per year between its sites. VideoIPath is integrated with MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 media edge-adapters from two separate third-party suppliers, managing not only their provisioning but also reporting their status back to the users in the form of alarms.
“We wanted a proven out-of-the-box product that would simplify the management of our extended network. After extensive evaluation with the support of Euplink, we found that Nevion’s VideoIPath best met our requirements,” said Arnaud Kotlarczik, project director at France Télévisions.